It is really so hard to believe that it was four years ago this evening that I said my final 'good-bye' to Mom.
I know it's said of how fast time 'flies by'. . .
. . . but it really does seem to.
I love this photo of Mom. (. . . oh how she did love her coffee! I do think that's where I get it from. . .)
. . . & this photo. . . It is Mom back in Minnesota the first time she 'met' my brother's first baby - Angela. Oh how Mom did love babies. She had such a way & was at such ease with them & would sing to all her granddaughters. . .
Thankfully Mom did get to see all of her granddaughters in the months before we said good-bye to her. . . but she never did get to see any of their weddings. So far two of her granddaughters have married. . . & just this last month I got to be a part of this sweet occasion . . .
. . . Angela (the sweet little baby above) trying on wedding dresses . . .
. . . Although this was not the dress (it was the first of several & this one was to see if she liked the straps (they got a 'no' vote). . . & although she looked so pretty in all of them. . . there were a few dresses that took our breath away. . . & one that brought tears. . . (I sooo get why there are tissue boxes all over the dressing areas!) . . . & I couldn't help but think that Mom was somehow there.
. . . even though she isn't here with us now. . . her love. . . all that love that she gave so freely to us all. . . & has shaped so much - who we are. . . still is ever present.
I miss you Mom. . .
. . . & I love you so.